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  • Seventh Graders Attend Butterfly Research Talk

    Seventh Graders Attend Butterfly Research Talk


    On Friday, March 31, Prof. Dave Lohman of the biology department of the City College of New York gave a talk about his research to the seventh grade classes from Mott Hall.  The seventh graders went to Marshak Hall, one of the science research buildings on campus.  Prof. Lohman studies butterflies and their evolution, particularly focusing on species in southeast Asia.  His talk focused on Bayesian mimicry in butterlies and described field work in some of the diverse place he has visited to collect butterflies.  More details about his research can be found at:  http://lohman.ccny.cuny.edu

    View photos below.

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  • The Mott Hall Family Math Night

    Please join us in celebrating at Family Math Night. Parent and students are     invite to participate in fun hand on activities celebrating Mathematics at the Mott Hall School.  Students must be accompanied by an adult, and every student that participates will receive extra credit. Come celebrate, hot food will be served.

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  • March 22, 2017 Save the Date -The Multicultural Music Encounters Presents: "Voicing Quisqueya en el Hudson Dominican Diaspora in New York

    The Multicultural Music Encounters (MME) presents this year a journey of history and music of
    one of the current largest Latino grouping in New York City: the Dominican Community. Using
    instrumental music as the major tool of expression, the MME will depict major events of
    Dominican history from the Battle of Palo Hincado, the Parsley Massacre, to the current
    economic growth which makes the Dominican Republic one of the most solid economies in the
    The musical performance will be in charge of the Multicultural Music Orchestra under the
    direction of Mr. Ali Bello, alumni of "El Sistema," in Venezuela and a virtuoso violin performer
    in the NYC classical and popular environments. The invited composer for this performance is
    Mr. Juan Colon, valuable musical member of Juan Luis Guerra's 440 and recording artist with
    major Dominican ensembles. This is Mr. Colon's third appearance with the MME.
    The musical presentations and historical interjections will be provided by Dr. Luis Mojica, Dean
    of the Metropolitan University in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Dr. Edward Paulino, Assistant Professor
    at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    The Multicultural Music Encounters Presents:
    Dominican Diaspora in New York
    March 22, 2017 at 6:30PM
    Aaron Davis Hall, The City College of New York

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    Please allow me to cordially invite you and your Middle and High School students to

    attend our 20th annual College fair on Saturday, March 4, 2017. From 12:00 noon to

    4:00 pm. This college fair is an excellent opportunity for the students to speak with

    representatives from Community Colleges, Trade Schools and Senior Colleges from

    across the United States. The information gained will be invaluable, the fee

    absolutely FREE.

    Please help the next generation of this society to be better equipped for the future

    tomorrow, by furthering their education today.


    There will be representatives to assist the students and parents about their options.

    In addition, we will have workshops available on a variety of topics such as financial

    aid, choosing a college scholarships and other relevant information for parents and

    students alike.

    Last years' College fair was a great success with more than 3,000 students and

    parents exploring the possibilities.The college fair does not exclude adults who may want to

    further their education or complete a degree.

    NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation

    Riverbank State Park


    The 20th Annual


    Save this Date!


    March 4, 2017

    12 Noon -4:OOPM

    Riverbank State Park, 145th Street & Riverside Drive


    Free Admission

    Open to the next generation of Middle and High School students seeking to pursue a

    degree from a Junior, Senior College or Trade School including Masters' programs.

    60-plus national colleges universities represented.

    Free workshops in Admissions Prep, SAT, financial aid, careers in medicine, and


    For additional information please contact:

    Cultural Department 212-694-3634 or 3656

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    MONDAY,FEBRUARY 13, 2017 

    From 5:30 to 7:30 P.M.

    Come and participate in hands on fun science activities. Bring the entire family and enjoy learning  along side your child.

    Come enjoy the food, and receive a free gift. 

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  • The Urban Advantage Family Science Night of January 24, 2017 at the Mott Hall School has been POSTPONED

    Due to the stormy weather the UA Family Science has been postponed. Please stay tuned for the date to be announced. 

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  • Urban Advantage Family Science at The Mott Hall School January 24 @5:30PM

    Come and participate in hands on fun science activities. Bring the entire family and enjoy learning along side your child 

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM 

    The first 100 family will receive a USB jump drive and dinner will be served.

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    Please come to share a little food, participate in the raffle, and to celebrate the Holidays. If you would like to bring a plate of food to share it will be welcomed but, it is not necessary. If you have questions please contact Mrs. Moran 2121-281-5028 ext.1093.

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  • Boys Learn Differently

    Join us as we explore how to use the differences to inspire the boys we love.

    During this professional learning session we will identify strategies to support boys in developing their academic and social potential as well as identity steps to bring new learning back home. 

    Presented by the UFT :When: December 13, 2016,at 5:30-7:30 pm Where JHS 52 650 Academy Street NYC 10034

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  • You are invited - District Six Community Educational Council English Language Learners & IEP Committee Professional Panel Discussion

    District Six Community Educational Council English Language Learners & IEP(Individual Educational Plan)Committee  invite you to a Professional Panel Discussion about : the challenges faced by the Individual Educational Plan student  with English Language Deficiency and the Learning Expectations 

    Date:Saturday, December 10, 2016 Where: PS 28 The Wright Brothers School 475 West 155 Street NYC 10032 When: 10:00 am-12:00pm  BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED 

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Advanced Studies In Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Judith De Los Santos-Peña, Principal

Natasha Bracey-Ferguson, Assistant Principal


The goal of the Mott Hall School’s curriculum is the development of skilled students who are self-directed critical thinkers.


Mott Hall students are considered young scholars. They learn subject matter through a constructivist and project-based approach   using   powerful learning techniques such as Socratic dialogues, literature circles, writing for student publications, digital filmmaking and web site creation.

The curriculum is further enriched by its    alignment to the Common Core National   Standards. Students are offered accelerated special courses and seminars as well as special enrichment electives such as chess, robotics and stock market studies which engage them in real world investigations tied directly to student needs and interests.


Mott Hall has a technology rich environment. In an effort to confront the digital divide, we use the PupilPath online system to give       parents and students instant access to grades, attendance, and progress reports. 



  • Awarded National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, No Child Left Behind Act
  • New York State Reward School 2012-2016
  • National Dance Institute Program  for 25 years
  • Urban Advantage Science Partners
  • Street Projects
  • City College of New York Partnership
      • School of Science 
      • School of Engineering 
      • School of Architecture
      • AAron Davis Film Series
  • NFTE (National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Math Counts Contest